Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Tucson schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 350 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $42,490. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $39,970/yr and there are 1,830 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 2 automotive and mechanics schools in Tucson, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|